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Find more Schmelzer relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 51 more people named Schmelzer in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 871 people named Schmelzer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% more people named Schmelzer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 922 people named Schmelzer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 128 owned their homes, valued on average at $4,101
  • 5% were disabled
  • 44%, or 103 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 29% were children

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Schmelzer families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 127 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Holland
  • Most mothers originated from Minnesota
  • 131 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940